Assistant Coach - Football

The University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky seeks a dynamic and creative Football Assistant interested in supporting and directing the University’s football program under the direction of the Head Coach. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated and accomplished professional to join a progressive athletics team and innovative university environment. The position will help manage and assist in overseeing the football team, in accordance with University of Pikeville, Mid-South Conference, and NAIA regulations. This position must have a commitment to the philosophy of providing a competitive NAIA program that emphasizes integrity and the educational welfare of its student-athletes and supports the direction of the Head Coach.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management and supervision of athletic activities, contests, and practice sessions, to promote individual growth in athletic skills, leadership, teamwork, discipline, respect, and good sportsmanship. 
  • Collaborate with faculty and key leaders on campus to support the academic success of student-athletes.
  • Participate in the recruitment and scouting process of all prospective football players.
  • Assist in scheduling and conducting all practice sessions and games, both home and away.
  • Ensure all football coaches work together toward a common goal within the football program and provide unity within the community.
  • Participate in game planning in conjunction with Head Coach.
  • Oversee certain assistant coaches, managers, volunteers, and work-study students to direct their duties under the guidance of the Head Coach.
  • Manage and maintain all football facilities.
  • Facilitate fundraising for the team’s budget and facilities.
  • Assist in the management of budget, supplies, and equipment.
  • Organize and oversee travel arrangements.
  • Communicates with parents and the Parent Connections Office on-campus on the success of students and activities.
  • Complete and maintain all necessary office work.
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position requires daily contact with coaches, student athletes, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff in order to communicate information about the athletics program at the University of Pikeville. In addition, the position requires collaboration with the Family Connections Office on-campus to communicate and engage current families or prospective families. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, telephone, and person-to-person contact. The UPIKE football program should identify, foster, and support a culture of excellence. Our coaches inspire faculty, staff, students, and our surrounding community. They should model integrity, leadership, and transparency across campus. The Football Assistant must collaborate on a plan to build bridges with key offices across campus including but not limited to: Student Affairs, Student Success, Conduct/Discipline, Public Safety, Admissions, and the Business Office.

Reports to: Head Football Coach

Education/Skill Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Three to five years’ experience coaching or playing at the collegiate level is required.
  • Recruiting experience is also required.
  • Previous experience managing budgets is preferred.
  • Familiarity with editing products and equipment is also preferred.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Must have experience working with office equipment, e.g. computer, fax machine, copier, and telephone.
  • Must be familiar with conducting research on the Web, as well as creating online travel arrangements.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to travel.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may

change at any time with or without notice.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 05/12/2023
Department: Athletics
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.